D-backs manager Gibson won't overreact to mistakes
At just 14-16 and losers of three straight, the team has had issues at the plate, in the field and, most surprisingly and likely most frustratingly, on the basepaths.
Gerardo Parra fell victim to a pickoff move in a loss to the Mets in New York.
"I don't get upset; I think the guys all go out...what happens is you get into streaks where you're not scoring, guys maybe trying to be a little overly aggressive, try an do too much," the skipper told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo. "They're only trying to help their team.
"It's just not a perfect science."
Gibson said the mistakes are frustrating and the team talks about it, but sometimes worrying about it all too much can be counter-productive.
"We stand behind everybody who makes a mistake, we don't get on them about it," Gibson added. "We try and talk our way through it, we try and learn from things that don't go our way."
Unfortunately for the D-backs, more hasn't gone their way this year than has, which for a team that entered the year with big expectations could lead to further struggles.
"We're not going to start pointing fingers at each other...it's our fault we're not playing well enough to win enough ball games right now, but we've been here before and we'll push through it."
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs' Manager - Tuesday May 21Gibby on Pat Corbin, Adam Eaton's return, & Paul Goldschmidt's success.
- Eric Chavez - Friday May 17D-Backs 3rd baseman Eric Chavez joined Burns & Gambo to discuss his recent hot streak.
- Tim Kurkjian - Thursday May 16ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian joined Burns and Gambo to discuss the development of Diamondbacks star
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday May 15KT talks to Doug & Wolf about the big win over the Braves!
- Keith Law, ESPN MLB Insider - Monday May 13Law talks to Doug & Wolf about Justin Upton's return to AZ.